The Associated Press
Oil blobs and oil sheen are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., on Tuesday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The edge of a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting closer to the white beaches of the Florida Panhandle.
Emergency crews there are working to link the last in a miles-long chain of booms designed to fend off the oil.
Meanwhile, BP is still working to cut and then cap a gushing pipe. Engineers are switching to giant shears after a diamond-tipped saw got stuck half way through. Once cut, BP hopes to cap the pipe and funnel the leaking oil to a vessel on the surface.